The Valley of Heart’s Delight

Not to put too fine a point on it… but the United States has certainly changed in the past century. Once known as the “Valley of Heart’s Delight” for the sheer number of fruit trees, its modern-day moniker is Silicon Valley. This historical photo shows the fruit, packed in trays, grown in the soil of what would one day become the land of technology in Santa Clara Valley.


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